Editorial

This appeal mailing coincides also with Prisoners for Peace Day - 1 December.

  • On 1 December, put aside at least one hour and write at least four cards to prisoners;
  • Get your peace group or class or meeting place to organise a card-writing session;
  • Set up a stall in your town centre, perform a bit of street theatre, or do whatever else it takes to attract attention and interest.
  • Sending cards and letters

    • Always send your card in an envelope;
    • Include a return name and address on the envelope;
    • Be chatty and creative: send photos from your life, drawings;
    • Tell prisoners what you are doing to stop war and war preparations;
    • Don't write anything that might get the prisoner into trouble;
    • Think about the sort of thing you'd like to receive if you were in prison;
    • Don't begin, "You are so brave, I could never do what you have done";
    • Don't expect the prisoner to reply;
    • Remember-next year it could be you ...

    Check WRI's website for updates,
    Andreas Speck